Patrick Hynes

Patrick Hynes is the President of Hynes Communications. He is a consultant who lives in New Hampshire.

 

Nancy Pelosi, Replenishing the Swamp

 

The American president’s party often loses a significant number of seats in the House of Representatives during mid-term elections. Since 1946, it has happened to Truman, Eisenhower, Johnson, Ford, Reagan, Clinton, W. Bush, and Obama, for instance. The real questions are “How many seats lost?” and “What happened in the Senate?” As I write, with […]

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Pocahontas No More

 

What in the world was Elizabeth Warren thinking? What did she really hope to accomplish with this Indian business? Surely you’ve heard that the senior senator from Massachusetts released DNA testing results on Monday asserting that she probably had a Native American ancestor “6-10 generations ago.” For those who can do math — which leaves […]

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Silly Season for the Democrats

 

Because of the insane way American parties handle nominations, we’re not even to the midterm elections and already something like 20 Democratic candidates are readying their hats to throw them into the ring to run for president. We are literally months away from the first Democratic debate. Their primary season already promises to be a […]

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What Do You Get When You Google ‘Homeschoolers’?

 

My wife and I have four children and we homeschool them. People often ask us if that is difficult, with the kids there all the time. We usually respond by pointing out the benefits of home schooling. And there are many, many benefits to home schooling our children. There might be more expenses involved than […]

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Friendly Persuasion: Scott Adams on Donald Trump’s Clinching Quality

 

Scott Adams is not a typical political pundit. He has no background in politics. He never lived in Washington, D.C. Except for book promotion time, he rarely gives a fiddle about being on cable or network television. Adams’s politics does not fit neatly into right or left, or any of the other terms we use […]

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Trump vs. The NFL Is the GOP Primaries All Over Again

 

Roger Goodell is not a man who likes to admit defeat. Just ask Tom Brady. And yet, the intensely stubborn, wildly unpopular commissioner of the NFL might as well have unfurled a giant white flag and personally run it out of the tunnel when he sent a memo to NFL owners on Tuesday. The subject was […]

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Keeping the Faith

 

This article appears in the February 2007 issue of The American Spectator. To subscribe to our monthly print edition, click here. During the closing weeks of the 2006 election, the mainstream media expected Democrats to win a larger share of the evangelical Christian vote than they did in 2004. Pundits credited aggressive Democratic entreaties on […]

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God’s Other Party

 

This article ran in the July/August 2006 issue of The American Spectator. To subscribe, click here. BY THE TIME THE PUNDITS HAD PICKED CLEAN the carcass of the 2004 election, the idea that Christian conservatives played a significant role in the President’s re-election had been declared a myth. Looked at properly, argued Charles Krauthammer, the […]

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Democrats of Little Faith

 

The headlines covering a recent Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll, which was conducted in late June, focused largely on the troubling statistic that revealed 35 percent of respondents would not vote for a Mormon for President of the United States. Religious bigotry, while a shadow of its former self, still lurks around electoral corners. But as […]

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Hurting the Ones You (Ought to) Love

 

New York Post columnist Ryan Sager is one of the sharpest young minds (with one of the sharpest pens) in the punditocracy. He is also a genuine libertarian who is suspicious of virtually every action take by the government, federal, state, and local. Sager is also — perhaps especially — distrustful of the Christian Right. […]

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